"I've thought about their cry and their sincere desire to reduce the loss of life by pulling our troops out. I just strongly disagree," he said.So he strongly disagrees with trying to reduce the loss of life. Got it. Thanks. Now I'm really glad that I didn't vote for him. Not that there was a chance in hell that I would...
On Friday, Bush's motorcade, en route to a political fund-raiser near his ranch, passed by the site of Sheehan's protest where more than 100 people had gathered to support her. But it did not stop.
Law enforcement agencies used their cars to block two intersecting roads, where the demonstrators have camped out all week, and required them to stand behind yellow tape. They were not asked to leave their makeshift campsite.
Sheehan held a sign that read: "Why do you make time for donors and not for me?"
It's unclear whether Bush, riding in a black Suburban with tinted windows, looked at the demonstrators as his caravan passed. He arrived before noon, local time, at a neighbor's ranch for a barbecue where he was expected to raise at least $2 million for the Repulbican National Committee said RNC spokeswoman Tracey Schmitt.
Some 230 people were attending the fund-raiser at Stan and Kathy Hickey's Broken Spoke Ranch, a 478-acre spread next to Bush's ranch. All have contributed at least $25,000 to the RNC, and many are "rangers," an honorary campaign title bestowed on those who raised $200,000 or more for Bush, or "pioneers," those who have raised $100,000 or more.
Gotta keep those donors happy. Nevermind that a grieving mother is asking for an hour of his time during his 5-week vacation. He cares nothing for the people, unless they are raising cash for his War Fund.
Compassionate Conservative indeed.